VIDEO NEWS: IDLES Release Video For ‘Carcinogenic’
Photo Credit: Tom Ham
IDLES have released a video for Carcinogenic, taken from their latest album Ultra Mono.
Recorded live for Independent Venue Week, the video sees each of the band members performing the track from separate venues across their hometown of Bristol including The Louisiana, Exchange, The Mother’s Ruin, The Old Duke and Trinity Centre.
“Now more than ever independent musicians and the music industry at large need to unite to keep from being decimated. Between the pandemic and a government who not only don’t care about the future of the arts (especially independence within the arts) but take a pro-active role in its diminishment, independent venues are at greatest risk because they are mostly small businesses, not interested in profit or investors but in the nourishment of creative, open-minded, critical thinking,” says guitarist Mark Bowen.
“Independent venues are the fertile soil in which the future of the performing arts will grow. They are where your future favourite band will play, where the best song ever written will be tested out, where the new can bud and flourish.
“They are also vital for a sense of community and union, something people sorely need and miss at this time, without them we’re all f**ked”
Ultra Mono is out now via Partisan Records, available to stream or purchase HERE.
IDLES will undertake a live AMA with fans on their Instagram (HERE) tonight, 30th January 2021, at 7pm GMT, discussing the importance of venues and how crucial they were to the growth of the band.